MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the course of the completed large-scale command and staff exercise (KSHU) with paratroopers and artillery regiments from Kostroma of the Ivanovo guards unit of the Airborne Forces, the paratroopers captured the objects of the simulated enemy and the training camp of illegal armed formations, made a maneuver in a given area and, having consolidated at the indicated line, repelled the offensive units of the “enemy” at the Pesochnoe training ground in the Yaroslavl region.
As part of the main stage of the exercise, more than 1,000 servicemen and seven units of military and special equipment were dropped.
Il-76MD planes of military transport aviation delivered forward detachments to the Budikhino landing site in the Kostroma region to capture objects of a simulated enemy and a training camp for illegal armed groups. The landing of personnel was carried out on D-10 parachute systems from a height of 600 meters and special-purpose parachute systems of the “wing” type “Crossbow-2”.
The loading of personnel into military transport aircraft took place secretly in the early morning of February 10 at the Ivanovo-Severny airfield. The planes of the military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces involved in the exercise, after landing, descended to the home airfield.
In accordance with the plan of the KSHU, the personnel of the reinforced parachute battalion seized the facilities of the simulated enemy and destroyed the training camp for illegal armed formations.
At the next stage, the servicemen of the formation, having made a march to a given area, entrenched themselves in the designated line and repelled the enemy’s offensive.
The command post exercise with landing and live fire was conducted under the leadership of the Acting Commander of the Ivanovo Guards Airborne Force of the Guards Colonel Alexander Kornev from February 8 to 11 in the Ivanovo, Kostroma and Yaroslavl regions in order to check the readiness of the military units of the formation for planning combat operations and the practical application of units.
In total, more than 1.5 thousand military personnel were involved in the exercise, about 100 pieces of equipment were involved, including BMD-2K-AU airborne combat vehicles, airborne armored personnel carriers BTR-D, BTR-ZD, 120-mm self-propelled guns “Nona-S ”, 122-mm D-30 howitzers, small arms and mortars, as well as seven Il-76MD military transport aircraft.
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